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Direckshun
09-27-2012, 08:56 AM
If you are not DVRing this program, you need to start.

Based off a few recommendations, I've been watching this program for a month now and I am blown away every single episode.

Every. Single. Episode.

It's a documentary program discussing pertinent issues domestic, foreign, on every issue under the sun.

Anybody else watch this?

cosmo20002
09-27-2012, 12:45 PM
If you are not DVRing this program, you need to start.

Based off a few recommendations, I've been watching this program for a month now and I am blown away every single episode.

Every. Single. Episode.

It's a documentary program discussing pertinent issues domestic, foreign, on every issue under the sun.

Anybody else watch this?

PBS is left-wing propaganda. I only watch documentaries narrated by Sarah Palin and/or Sean Hannity and aired on Fox News. /right-wing nut

blaise
09-27-2012, 01:29 PM
Important issues? So, horse and donuts stories?

- cosmo

vailpass
09-27-2012, 01:32 PM
If you are not DVRing this program, you need to start.

Based off a few recommendations, I've been watching this program for a month now and I am blown away every single episode.

Every. Single. Episode.

It's a documentary program discussing pertinent issues domestic, foreign, on every issue under the sun.

Anybody else watch this?

On Amazon Video they have every season of Frontline going back for like 30 years or so. Free if you are Prime. I've watched a bunch of them, very well done.

cosmo20002
09-27-2012, 01:34 PM
Important issues? So, horse and donuts stories?

- cosmo

You forgot airplane windows that open.

jiveturkey
09-27-2012, 01:48 PM
On Amazon Video they have every season of Frontline going back for like 30 years or so. Free if you are Prime. I've watched a bunch of them, very well done.Hot damn! I took a look at my DVR'ing options and it didn't look like it was going to work out.

The Amazon option fixes that. :thumb:

I've caught a couple of episodes here and there and was thoroughly impressed each time.

vailpass
09-27-2012, 02:01 PM
Hot damn! I took a look at my DVR'ing options and it didn't look like it was going to work out.

The Amazon option fixes that. :thumb:

I've caught a couple of episodes here and there and was thoroughly impressed each time.

Glad to hear it. The amount of viewable content on Amazon is a nice bonus of being Prime.

jiveturkey
09-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Glad to hear it. The amount of viewable content on Amazon is a nice bonus of being Prime.
I just forget about it. When I'm bored I'll check the latest movie additions but never thought about shows like this.

People who aren't Prime should probably kick their own asses. I'm approaching the 1 year mark and I've cleaned up on free kindle books and shipping.

Brock
09-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Anybody heard of a show called 60 minutes? I hear it's pretty informative.

vailpass
09-27-2012, 02:19 PM
Anybody heard of a show called 60 minutes? I hear it's pretty informative.

LMAO I resisted the temptation to go that route but yeah, OP sounds like Frontline is new.

KChiefer
09-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Money, Power, Wall Street.

bandwagonjumper
09-27-2012, 04:10 PM
I like PBS.

NewChief
09-27-2012, 04:14 PM
The recent episode on public school dropout prevention in Houston was really solid. All too familiar, sadly, and I live in a relatively "functional" district with a relatively "functional" student body.

fan4ever
09-27-2012, 04:25 PM
I loved "Frontier House" a number of years ago...what a great documentary.

WilliamTheIrish
09-28-2012, 12:19 AM
Frontline did one of the greatest documentaries on Hafez Asaad, former King Of Syria that I've ever seen. It documented how an uprising occurred to unseat him in a town called and in response he buried the entire city under sand.

Hama Rules may have been the title. But it's been close to 20 years since I've seen that episode.

jiveturkey
09-28-2012, 02:38 PM
I watched The Battle for Syria last night. Learned quite a bit.

One of the more interesting facts was this being a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which leads me to believe that SA doesn't like the idea of a nuclear Iran. Will they do anything about it? Or are they also looking to outsource the work?

vailpass
09-28-2012, 03:08 PM
I just forget about it. When I'm bored I'll check the latest movie additions but never thought about shows like this.

People who aren't Prime should probably kick their own asses. I'm approaching the 1 year mark and I've cleaned up on free kindle books and shipping.

The Documentary category on Amazon has a pretty decent selection, most of it free. The Ken Burns Prohibition series is pretty good, Best of Nova, Galapagos, are some others we liked. I have the Roman Empires, American Experience in the 1930s, and Scientology documentaries on my watch list.

patteeu
09-28-2012, 03:17 PM
I watched The Battle for Syria last night. Learned quite a bit.

One of the more interesting facts was this being a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which leads me to believe that SA doesn't like the idea of a nuclear Iran. Will they do anything about it? Or are they also looking to outsource the work?

They don't have much capability to do something about it, but it's widely believed that they would quietly support such an action and look the other way if something like an Israeli flyover was required.

jiveturkey
09-28-2012, 03:32 PM
The Documentary category on Amazon has a pretty decent selection, most of it free. The Ken Burns Prohibition series is pretty good, Best of Nova, Galapagos, are some others we liked. I have the Roman Empires, American Experience in the 1930s, and Scientology documentaries on my watch list.
Thanks

I'll continue digging.

banyon
10-03-2012, 06:49 PM
Frontline is great. I've been watching it for years.

Very good back episodes are the one on the "tank man" and the "Meth Epidemic", also liked "Growing up online" you can find many of these on Netflix too.

alpha_omega
10-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Frontline? Never heard of it.

Oh wait...yes i did...back in the early '80's.

banyon
10-09-2012, 07:12 PM
For anyone who's interested, the show does "The Choice" tonight to cover both sides of the election. Saw some clips and looks like it might be worth a look. 8 PM PBS

suzzer99
10-09-2012, 07:16 PM
Pretty much every episode of Frontline is very well done but also extremely depressing. I save them up and finally force myself to watch while I clean or something.

KChiefer
10-09-2012, 07:31 PM
Frontline is great. I've been watching it for years.

Very good back episodes are the one on the "tank man" and the "Meth Epidemic", also liked "Growing up online" you can find many of these on Netflix too.

Yeah the Meth ep was really good.

banyon
10-10-2012, 07:44 AM
Anyone watch the Choice?

I thought they did a god job on the bios, very even handed.

For anyone who has more interest than "where is the birth certificate" or "when did he get rich", I learned several things I didn't know about each candidate.

patteeu
10-10-2012, 07:59 AM
Anyone watch the Choice?

I thought they did a god job on the bios, very even handed.

For anyone who has more interest than "where is the birth certificate" or "when did he get rich", I learned several things I didn't know about each candidate.

Please share.

jiveturkey
10-10-2012, 10:22 AM
I watched it and also learned a couple of things. A lot of it was just a deeper look into generalities I already knew. Like a refresher course.

I learned more about Obama than I did Romney. It's pretty apparent that he failed in his mission. He wanted to unite everyone and his first order of business while in office killed any chance he had. It has tarnished everything he's tried to do since. This is primarily why I believe we need a change. He's certainly not going to accomplish this goal during a 2nd term.

The concern with Romney is how easily he can change his mind on issues. The way that they broke it down leaves me less concerned though. He's not thinking like a politician, he's thinking like a consultant and doing what he has to to solve the issues at hand. It seemed like he didn't have a lot of luck reaching across the aisle while governor until the end when he pushed healthcare reform.

The concern moving forward is how would he handle a Dem majority in the Senate? Will they play by the same rules the Reps have been playing and basically block everything?

patteeu
10-10-2012, 10:35 AM
If Romney wins, it's unlikely that the dems will retain a majority in the Senate. The dems will still have plenty of votes to filibuster though, but certainly less ability to set the agenda.

banyon
10-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Please share.

Some about Romney's early life. How he met his wife. Kind of a bad story. What the Mormon mission in France was about. That he almost died in a car accident over there.

Obama apparently smoked a lot of weed in high school. He actually thanked his drug dealer in his yearbook.

Direckshun
10-27-2012, 09:31 PM
Devastating piece this week on the politics of climate change.

If there's ever been a topic with more importance that can get absolutely zero push in our politics, it's this issue.

HonestChieffan
10-27-2012, 09:35 PM
Devastating piece this week on the politics of climate change.

If there's ever been a topic with more importance that can get absolutely zero push in our politics, it's this issue.

Thanks Al.

Pure

T

Bullshit


This is why Frontline has devolved into another leftwing stinkpot

patteeu
10-28-2012, 06:28 AM
RIP Big Bird. RIP Frontline.